The members of newly reformed British band Blur have denied they only scheduled a reunion tour to boost their bank balances.
The Britpop pioneers announced their return on Tuesday (09Dec08) following a six-year hiatus that began when guitarist Graham Coxon walked out on the band while recording the album Think Tank.
The rockers will play a massive outdoor gig in London's Hyde Park in July (09), and are also rumoured to be headlining music festival Glastonbury and playing a series of warm-up gigs over the summer (09).
But the Parklife hitmakers are adamant they are not reforming purely for financial gain.
Guitarist Coxon tells British magazine NME, "We all know our wells have not run dry so it's no act of desperation."
And frontman Damon Albarn adds, "It's something we've been thinking about for a while and we're coming back into focus because Graham and I have reconciled our differences which drove the band apart."